The Maryland Science Center seeks artists to participate in a two-day event on Sunday, May 15 and Monday, May 16, 2016. The event is designed to encourage children to engage in creative pursuits and actively participate in new experiences. Participating artists will be paired with teams of science center educators to develop activities that highlight creativity and tie science to each artists’ work. During the event, artists will be on-site showing their work and offering support alongside museum staff, as visitors participate in the developed activities. Click here for more information regarding event logistics.

Eligibility

Open to emerging artists local to the Baltimore area.

Stipend

Selected artists will receive a stipend of $150 for their time on site at the Maryland Science Center.

Selection Process

A selection panel will evaluate submissions and select artists based on submission materials and short-list interviews. Selection criteria include: the applicant’s professional resume, the artist’s previous work, and a statement of intent.

Timeline

  • March 21, 2016 – Deadline for response to RFP
  • March 22- April 1, 2016 – Interviews with short-list artists
  • April 4, 2016 – Selected artists notified by this date
  • April 5- May 10, 2016 – Artists meet with museum education staff to develop event activities, at least one time during the given timeframe
  • May 15-16, 2016 –  Art of Science event at the Maryland Science Center

Request for Proposal

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More Information

Art of Science at the Maryland Science Center is a part of the Creativity Garden— a nationwide project of the Association of Science-Technology Centers, generously supported by Disney.

Creativity is a necessary skill for all ages – young, old, and everything in between. Cultivating young minds to think creatively is key to our society and helps foster advances in science and innovation. The Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC) in its report, Inspiring a Generation to Create: Critical Components of Creativity in Children, identifies seven components of creativity: imagination and originality; flexibility; decision making; communication and self expression; motivation; collaboration; and action and movement. The goal of the Art of Science event is to encourage school age children to participate in hands-on experiences that highlight some of these components and make connections to science, technology, engineering, and math.

More information about the Creativity Garden grant can be found at www.creativitygarden.org.